Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star reacts to Champions League win in Cardiff

Ruben Hill
June 4, 2017

But he said: "I scored two goals, am the top scorer in the Champions League again".

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles.

"It's a tremendous joy for the players and for this enormous club", Zidane told beIN Sports Spain. "We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true!"

For Sporting, his first club.

But treble-chasing Juve's hopes were killed off after the break as Real rose to the occasion to complete their first league and cup double in 59 years. It was also Madrid's 500th goal in the Champions League.

While many expected Real Madrid to prevail, few thought the score would be so lopsided, given that defensive-minded Juventus entered the final having conceded only three goals during their entire Champions League campaign.

The match, between Turin club Juventus and Real Madrid, was being played in Cardiff, Wales.

Following an elaborate pre-match ceremony involving American pop act Black Eyed Peas at the Principality Stadium, Juve settled first. However, it was Real, who drew first blood, when Ronaldo clinically side-footed home Dani Carvajal's cut-back on a counter-attack in the 20th minute.

Marco Asensio felt his goal in the Champions League final vindicated his decision to stay at Real Madrid.

The challengers responded, pulling level seven minutes later with a special goal by Mandzukic, who chested down Higuain's header and beat Navas with an breathtaking overhead volley.

The Brazilian midfielder unleashed a shot from 25 yards that flicked off the heels of Madrid old boy Sami Khedira before spinning past the helpless Buffon. Well, Ronaldo is not concerned about it right now.

Bale has struggled for regular starts under Zinedine Zidane this season due to a string of injury problems, prompting reports that he could leave Santiago Bernabeu.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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